It must be Greek god and goddess time in sixth grade because our daughter struck up a conversation about Artemis this week.
“Who’s he?” I asked.
“DAD! Artemis is a GIRL!”
“Oh…I knew that.”
“She’s the goddess of the hunt. She set up Orion’s Belt.”
“What was the little trollop doing with a guy’s belt?”
“DAD! They were in love! What’s a trollop?”
“Never mind. Who else do you like.”
“Oh! I like Hermes!”
“She’s a little too excited about this one,” I thought. “She better not say, ‘because he’s got a great’… never mind”
“Why do you like Hermes?”
“Oh! Hermes was the god of thieves because he stole something from his brother when he was a kid. Then he became a messenger. That’s why he has wings on his hat and feet.
“Jeesh,” I thought. “If that were true when I was a kid, I’d be a 747!”
“So he started out as a juvenile delinquent and then grew up working for the post office?” I said. “Well at least she got her act together.”
She rolled her eyes, bestowed a final, “DAD!” on me and danced away as I chuckled.
When I get three animated “DADs!” I’m satisfied and call it quits. My work is done. See ya next week!